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Plea deals offered in North Carolina fraud cases

When a person is charged with a crime in North Carolina or elsewhere, he or she has several important decisions to make. As these decisions are pondered, many realize that evidence can sometimes paint a false picture, potentially even indicating guilt where there is none. As such, some people, including those charged with fraud, may choose to accept a plea deal.

In fact, reports indicate that three former local government employees have been offered a plea deal related to fraud charges. They, along with another employee who previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the federal government, have been accused of accepting kickbacks from a contractor. In exchange, the contractor is said to have been given approximately $15 million in government work since the mid-1980s.

According to the allegations against the former town manager and two assistant managers who were recently offered plea deals, the contractor gave them tickets to sporting events, vacations, wine and spa treatments, among other items. The contractor would then recoup the costs of these items by including them in bills to the county. The former town manager also faces additional accusations of embezzlement, money laundering and tax fraud.

Unfortunately, cases involving allegations of fraud are often complicated. In many cases, a conviction can carry serious consequences. As such, those accused of such a crime in North Carolina often want an experienced professional guiding them through the process, helping them examine the merits of all their options, including potentially accepting a plea deal, if offered, or fighting the charges in court.

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